In the wake of the wonderful Robin Williams’ tragic passing, a spotlight of attention is being shone onto the issue of depression, and if you ask me, it’s about time.
He isn’t the first and I doubt sadly will he be the last to take his own life due to this insidious but often unrecognised, stigmatised and easily dismissed mental illness.
Speaking as someone who has a long personal history of depression and anxiety, I feel for him painfully.
Depression is a cruel and invisible torture that eats you from the inside while everybody just gets on with their life, completely oblivious.
Some people may unhelpfully tell you to “cheer up” or “snap out if it” unknowingly inflicting further pain with their thoughtless comments and lack of empathy.
Well meaning but mostly clueless doctors will usually prescribe drugs and send you home to “get over it” but what if you can’t? Straight talk counselling may not address the root cause or bring results quickly enough, if at all.
The sufferer usually finds themselves alone, increasingly isolated and sinking deeper into the myre.
Depression is also one of the reasons I was drawn to Holistic Therapies in the first place. I knew there had to be a better way to wellness. A path back to joy, back to normality and stability. And I found one.
Holistic Therapies such as Reiki, Theta Healing, SRT and the Metamorphic Technique have the ability to address the root of the problem, past pain, suffering and anger contributing to your low mood, depression or anxiety. They can enable you to pull yourself out of the dark, murky depths of depression much faster and in some cases permanently.
They change you on a deep subliminal level, remove old patterns, outdated negative beliefs and bring the relief and feelings of normality back to life that you’ve been longing for.
I suffered horribly with depression and anxiety during my teen years and twenties. I learned holistic techniques to heal myself and get the black dog off my shoulder. And they work.
Now that’s not to say that that black dog doesn’t come to visit once in a while, but armed with my holistic arsenal I can spot him and chase him off again very quickly, in a matter of weeks rather than months or years.
If depression is affecting your life, please don’t suffer in silence. I understand that the hopeless feelings brought on by depression may actually dishearten you from even seeking further help, but there are gentle and safe therapies that can gently but firmly get that black dog off your back.
If you’ve lost all hope and faith, then lean on mine.
I know that you can feel better and pull yourself out of the dark pit that currently envelops you, and I have faith in you and in Heaven to make it happen.
If you’d like to find out more about how Holistic Therapies can help you in your life, then call me, Helen on 07794 818646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for your free 15 minute consultation.
You don’t have to face depression alone.